Working at Chicago Public Schools: Company Overview and Reviews

Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools
1597 reviews
Chicago Public Schools Ratings
Average rating of 1597 reviews on Indeed
3.8Work-Life Balance
3.9Pay & Benefits
3.3Job Security & Advancement
Chicago Illinois, United States
$1B to $5B (USD)
Education and Schools

Popular jobs at Chicago Public Schools

 Average SalarySalary Range
2 salaries reported
per year
Substitute Teacher
1 salary reported
per day
Special Education Teacher
8 salaries reported
per year
Teaching Assistant
1 salary reported
per month
Security Officer
1 salary reported
per year
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 1339 reviews
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Chicago Public Schools Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Chicago Public Schools

Substitute Teacher | Chicago, IL | Sep 9, 2020
I was so happy to be working for CPS and I enjoyed the students and helping the students
I have been trying to get with CPS for a long time and I am so lad that they finally called me and I enjoyed working for the company and with the students. I enjoyed the pay and I also want to retire from this comapny
ProsI worked only ten minuted from home, I helped students in middle school and we worked very well together
ConsI have not been called this school year and I am waiting
Special Education Teacher | Chicago, IL | Oct 5, 2019
The days go fast if you work
Working with children is stressful enough but the state has the ability to make it better for the culture if they wanted to for educators. I love the school I work at it is family oriented amongst the staff. I really love my experience with My coworker family I will really miss them.
Paraprofessional | Chicago, IL | Feb 15, 2020
Need New Job
A typical day at work for me is very dramatic and sad at times. I work at a High school,and counsel 9th,10th,11th,and 12th graders. I have been counseling for 4 year now and it time to follow my passionate, and that is working on the railroad like my dad once did.
Language Arts Teacher | Chicago, IL | Mar 13, 2020
Very Interactive Day
A Very Interactive Day with young people. Teaching is a noble profession. One does not go into teaching for the money but rather for the twinkle in the eyes of a student when they have understood a concept you taught them or figured out for themselves how to solve a problem based on your guidance. Teachers are facilitators making things happen in the class room and outside. The greatest compliment is when a student (whom you may have taught long ago) approaches you on the bus or in the market place and tells us something like, "You really helped me learn..."
High School Teacher | Chicago, IL | Dec 6, 2019
A great to work. Allows you to give to the community. There great benefits. Through CPS I advanced my career. Although, I'm tired sometimes when my work day is over. I forward to going back. It is about the children and community.
Senior Computer Technician | Chicago, IL | Nov 10, 2019
Principal’s have too much power.
Principles have too much power. And they can choose to move you out of your position into another position for their advantage verses for your good. So it’s a strategic move on their part to benefit their agenda.
Administrative Assistant | Chicago, IL | Dec 9, 2020
Important work, not paid enough
I have worked assisting a small team. I work online and my hours are very flexible as long as I am online for meetings and progressing my work. I have learned a lot about the internal systems at CPS. The workplace culture is great, people are nice and focused on helping students. I have been supported constantly and it makes me eager to be helpful. The hardest part is the work itself, it is a lot to keep track of, and it is not necessarily completely engaging. I like my managers, and I feel I'm helping students to succeed.
ProsFlexible hours, work from home, great managers
ConsPaid minimum wage with no overtime
Administrative Assistant | Chicago, IL | Dec 16, 2019
Cps is ok
Depending on where you are assigned, CPS is OK. It is demanding, but it depends on you to make the best of it. The pay is good as are the benefits it offers.
Classroom Assistant | Chicago, IL | Apr 22, 2018
Summer's off
The best part of my job is that I can help children in special needs get though their day with confidence and joy. The workplace culture is friendly. There are always many activities throughout the day.
Literacy Coach | Chicago, IL | Nov 13, 2016
Working in CPS
It's by no means an easy process. The work that educators do is not something that any individual could fathom. Layer and layers of paperwork, protocol that many times doesn't make sense and initiatives that don't last for more than 3 years is frustrating especially when research states it takes 5 years to see change. You get to a point where just being grateful that you have a job isn't enough because the your health and emotional well being suffer and it is definitely a thankless job.
ProsNo official hours in the summer, working with students that appreciate an education, providing a safe haven to children, empowering the next generation
Consemotional stress, endless paperwork, bureaucracy, and many others.

Questions And Answers about Chicago Public Schools

Do you have to live in Chicago area to work for CPS?
Asked Jul 5, 2016
YES South East Side.But Have Traveled Citywide.Region's 5
Answered Aug 3, 2019
Yes. You can find it in cps policy residency. It says you must live in Chicago. Well, your residence must be in Chicago. As some have said, some positions have waivers. If caught outside of city, the result is being fired.
Answered Dec 1, 2018
What is the work environment and culture like at Chicago Public Schools?
Asked Jun 10, 2016
Fasted Paced.But If That's What It Takes For OUR Children TO Accomplish And Accomplishes Their Goals Than Let's GET THE JOB DONE.
Answered Aug 3, 2019
All schools' work environments are different. I've worked in two schools, and both of them were very clicky and very political. Additionally, some of my other teacher friends throughout the city have also stated the same. Therefore, one can assume that most schools in Chicago, if not all, are probably clicky and political. With regard to competency, I have worked under many administrators over the years, and all but one were ignorant and incompetent. This is not to say we don't have quality administrators in the district. I'm sure there are fine leaders in some of our schools.
Answered Nov 2, 2018
Why did you leave your job at Chicago Public Schools?
Asked Mar 19, 2017
Injured At Work While Prefoming My Duties!!! As A SUB C.W.A Child Welfare Attendant. As A Call In,Didn't Call For Work That Day SUB Center Called Me, The FACT That I WAS ALWAYS Dependantable. And Did MY Job To The To The Fullest Degrees. I Would Appreciate The Opportunity To Return This School Year 2019. Grammar School's High School's And Young Adults Technical School's.
Answered Aug 3, 2019
Poor work morale. I am currently looking for a better work environment
Answered Nov 3, 2018
What is the interview process like at Chicago Public Schools?
Asked Jul 12, 2016
Mrs.Mclain And Mrs.Betty Sanderford Where Very Polite And Professional WithThe Process!! I Called For An Interview For A Bus Aide But After Reviewing My Resume. I Was Offered A Position As A SUB C.W.A.
Answered Aug 3, 2019
Ver easy and relaxing. its the process afterwards that drags out
Answered Mar 17, 2019
What questions did they ask during your interview at Chicago Public Schools?
Asked Jul 6, 2016
Did I like children and how long I work with them
Answered Mar 20, 2019
If I could work well with children
Answered Mar 4, 2019